Good morning!    Well, I did get my stitches out yesterday morning and I have to say . . . I hope it looks better than it does in 6 weeks.  That’s when I have to go back for my next check-up.   I had an allergic reaction to the Polysporin I was using, and it’s still a little red.

The Making Art! Challenge on the Everything Wendy Vecchi Yahoo Group this week was to make an ATC.  I finally found some time yesterday afternoon to participate.


Instead of using the typical paper ATC, I used one of the Studio 490 ATC Art Parts.  That background color is the new color Peacock Feathers from the Spring Seasonal release of Distress Inks.   The scallop trim was painted black and then the Maya Road Chandelier Trinket Pins were hung with black Artistic Wire.    The gloves (from Dress Forms and More) were colored with Barn Red and then over-stamped with Snow Cap Pigment.  That’s also Snow Cap Pigment on the background.

For some reason I thought it was “clever” to add hands and “eye”glasses along with the sentiment that talks about “body parts”.

Anyhoo, that’s all for me today.  Join me tomorrow for my day in the Quietfire Design Blog Buzz!


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Happy weekend.  It doesn’t feel like the weekend  to me but hey . . . I’ll go with the flow.  Today I finally ventured into the studio to put all the crap (and some GOOD stuff too) away that I lugged home from CHA.   GOOD stuff = Graphic45 papers, Unity stamps, Maya Road embellishments, out right FUN play things!  Crap = lanyards, catalogs, buttons, blah blah blah!

While I was sorting and storing, I decided to get a little crafty. The Everything Wendy Vecchi Yahoo Group has started to have challenges and the first one is this week – – Making Art! Challenge #1 – – Make an ATC using scallops and a butterfly.  All of the challenges will be based off projects in Wendy’s books.

So here’s my submission.


Since I used Studio 490 stamps on the flowers I posted before, I decided to add one to the ATC (hey a girl can take a shortcut every now and then).  The base of the ATC is illustration board that I covered with Ranger Inkssentials ATC Sticky-Back Canvas.  I colored the canvas with the Wrinkle Free Distress Technique using Dusty Concord and Tumbled Glass.  I added some extra Dusty Concord around the edges before I finished them off with Vintage Photo and then gave the entire canvas a spritz of Turquoise Perfect Pearls Mist.

While at CHA I watched Wendy work with her Clearly for Art line and knew that I had to have some.  The butterfly is composed of two pieces . . .  the bottom is GrungePaper and the top is Clearly for Art Modeling Film with the image stamped on it as well.  Too darn cool!


The frame is die cut from illustration board using Spellbinders™ Rectangles.  The stamping is the background from Studio 490 It’s More Flower Art and the sentiment is from Art-Fully Said.

I’ve my 7 Gypsies ATC Carousel sitting on my desk for months now waiting for me to be inspired with an ATC.  This is my first one for my carrousel.

That’s all for now I suppose.  I hope you have a great weekend and remember . . . life is short, embrace the adventures of the day!


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